SUNY has released their 2017 supplement essay. Along with the Common Application Essay, there is a short answer. Here it is:
Please provide additional information (up to 250 words) that will help us better understand your academic performance. You may also use this space to explain any chronological gaps in your academic history (e.g. a period of time after high school graduation before applying to college). You may continue writing on the back page if more space is needed, or you may choose to attach your answer to this form. Be sure to include your name on any attachments.